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Jimmy Fallon’s second night as ‘Tonight Show’ host draws more viewers than rivals combined
New York Daily News ^ | 02/19/2014 | BY DAVID HINCKLEY

Posted on 02/19/2014 4:45:39 PM PST by SeekAndFind

Jimmy Fallon proved Tuesday he wasn't a one-night wonder.

The new "Tonight Show" host — oops, star — drew 7.4 million viewers for his second night, more than the combined total for his rivals, David Letterman on CBS and Jimmy Kimmel on ABC.

Fallon still had, and will have all this week, the benefit of a lead-in from NBC's popular Olympics coverage.

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TOPICS: Society; TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: abc; cbs; davidletterman; jimmyfallon; jimmykimmel; nbc; olympics; russia; sochi; tonightshow

1 posted on 02/19/2014 4:45:39 PM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind
Fallon's a good talking host but everything he does is already "old"....like the thank you notes.

Personally, I like Kimmel better...better personality.

2 posted on 02/19/2014 4:50:58 PM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: Sacajaweau

Who is the least liberal of the 3?

Jay Leno has been on a roll excoriating Obama for the Obamacare rollout during his last few weeks.


3 posted on 02/19/2014 4:52:38 PM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

I didn’t watch the Tonight Show much with Leno anyway, but to me, Jimmy Fallon IS NOT funny or interesting.


4 posted on 02/19/2014 4:52:40 PM PST by mountn man (The Pleasure You Get From Life Is Equal To The Attitude You Put Into It)
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To: SeekAndFind
Jimmy Fallon proved Tuesday he wasn't a one-night wonder.

Maybe he's just a two-night wonder.

5 posted on 02/19/2014 4:53:01 PM PST by preacher (I am not a global warming hoax denier.)
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To: Sacajaweau
Personally, I like Kimmel better...better personality.

i like Jimmy Fallon... but i love Jimmy Kimmel... loved when he hosted/co-hosted Win Ben Stein's Money...

6 posted on 02/19/2014 4:54:18 PM PST by latina4dubya (when i have money i buy books... if i have anything left, i buy 6-inch heels and a bottle of wine...)
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To: SeekAndFind

No one can rival Carson. No one.


7 posted on 02/19/2014 4:55:56 PM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: SeekAndFind
Jimmy Fallon proved Tuesday he wasn't a one-night wonder.

It proves nothing, viewers tuned in to see what he's all about. Check back in two months after the dust has settled and see how his ratings are............

8 posted on 02/19/2014 4:58:35 PM PST by Hot Tabasco (Was Occam's razor made by Gillette?)
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To: latina4dubya
I think Jimmy Kimmel is hilarious, but I can't figure out what the deal is with his half-closed eyes.

Is he always sleepy or stoned?

9 posted on 02/19/2014 5:00:24 PM PST by boop (I just wanted a President. But I got a rock.)
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To: SeekAndFind

I’m watching it right now on Hulu. It’s kind of fun to see Seinfeld’s stand-up routine, but I haven’t laughed yet. And the new studio seems small.


10 posted on 02/19/2014 5:00:36 PM PST by llmc1
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To: trisham

Agreed. I’ve never seen anyone who came close to Carson in my lifetime. The guy was a master of his craft.


11 posted on 02/19/2014 5:05:37 PM PST by DemforBush (A Repo Man is *always* intense.)
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To: DemforBush

He was the best.


12 posted on 02/19/2014 5:09:29 PM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: trisham

Nobody can touch Steve Allen, the original, the irreplaceable.


13 posted on 02/19/2014 5:10:48 PM PST by Argus
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To: Argus
Nobody can touch Steve Allen, the original, the irreplaceable.

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"The Tonight Show is an American late-night talk show that has aired on NBC since 1954. Most recently recorded in New York City, it is the longest currently running, regularly scheduled entertainment program in the United States and the third-longest-running show on NBC after Meet the Press and Today. It is the longest-running talk show in television history, surpassing Ireland's The Late Late Show by several years.

The Tonight Show was hosted by Steve Allen (1954–57), Jack Paar (1957–62), Johnny Carson (1962–92), Jay Leno (1992–2009, 2010–14), Conan O'Brien (2009–10), and Jimmy Fallon (2014–present). Several guest hosts also appeared, particularly during the Paar and Carson eras. The current host is former Late Night host and Saturday Night Live cast member Jimmy Fallon. The longest-serving host to date was Johnny Carson, who hosted The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson for 30 seasons from the fall of 1962 through the spring of 1992. The most recent host of the show is Jimmy Fallon, who has hosted the show since February 17, 2014 onwards."
Source: Wikipedia

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I never saw Steve Allen, or Jack Paar on the Tonight Show, but I have seen both on TV. Both were wonderful.
I kid you not. :)

14 posted on 02/19/2014 5:16:40 PM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: SeekAndFind
The Tonight Show goes ghetto.. But at least Fallon does skits like Johnny did, though. This was the one thing Leno lacked.

Whatever the case, BOYCOTT the Friday night airing.. The Mooch is on!

15 posted on 02/19/2014 5:17:20 PM PST by Obama_Is_A_Feminist
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To: boop
I think Jimmy Kimmel is hilarious, but I can't figure out what the deal is with his half-closed eyes.

Could be the lights.

16 posted on 02/19/2014 5:18:22 PM PST by Veggie Todd (The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants. TJ)
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To: trisham
I would like to know if Jay's ratings went UP the night he had Ted Cruz on. Then I'm wondering if Jay's ratings went DOWN the night after Ted Cruz being on. I couldn't find the ratings for specific show dates but somethin' tells me Leno lost viewership following his attempted hatchet job on Ted Cruz.

America's new health care system and The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon.. NEITHER cater to old people anymore. Old people are being marginalized because they know how America is SUPPOSED TO BE.

17 posted on 02/19/2014 5:22:50 PM PST by Obama_Is_A_Feminist
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To: Obama_Is_A_Feminist
But at least Fallon does skits like Johnny did, though. This was the one thing Leno lacked.

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Excellent point. Johnny's skits were one of the most fondly remembered elements of his show.

18 posted on 02/19/2014 5:26:43 PM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: boop
I think Jimmy Kimmel is hilarious, but I can't figure out what the deal is with his half-closed eyes. Is he always sleepy or stoned?

he suffers from narcolepsy, so he is probably tired/sleepy all the time...

19 posted on 02/19/2014 5:33:00 PM PST by latina4dubya (when i have money i buy books... if i have anything left, i buy 6-inch heels and a bottle of wine...)
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To: Obama_Is_A_Feminist
At one time, Jay was a very funny man. My husband and I saw him live in Lowell, MA back in the day, and he was incredible. As time went on, he lost his freshness and became more and more flat and stale.

I recently saw an interview of Fallon by David Steinberg, and although he can be appealing, Fallon seems a bit desperate. I fear that he may be too liberal to focus on real humour, and may instead grasp at whatever he thinks will win him approval from those he idolizes.

20 posted on 02/19/2014 5:34:34 PM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: SeekAndFind

i’ll be getting more sleep, I think the creep is repulsive!


21 posted on 02/19/2014 5:35:16 PM PST by dalereed
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To: Obama_Is_A_Feminist
Whatever the case, BOYCOTT the Friday night airing.. The Mooch is on!

dang it... Justin Timberlake is also a guest on Friday night... what to do?!!!

22 posted on 02/19/2014 5:35:17 PM PST by latina4dubya (when i have money i buy books... if i have anything left, i buy 6-inch heels and a bottle of wine...)
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To: latina4dubya

“dang it... Justin Timberlake is also a guest on Friday night... what to do?!!!”

Turn the TV off when the Mooch comes on, and then turn it back on when she’s gone. Then settle in and watch Justin Timberlake. Problem solved.


23 posted on 02/19/2014 5:46:51 PM PST by flaglady47 (Proud Conservative Republican)
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To: SeekAndFind

I need help; I don’t watch late night shows and thought Kimmel and Fallon were the same until now. I never heard both of them mentioned in a story before. So, could someone tell me which is which?

1) Which one did the Capital One commercials?

2) Which one likes to kiss Johnny Depp on the mouth?

3) Which one refers to El-Presidente as “The Prezie of the United Steezy”? Sorry if I spelled a couple of those wrong since they aren’t really words.

This is not a joke post, I really don’t know. I would like to know if I should wish the new host (Fallon?) luck in this new position or root for his fall.


24 posted on 02/19/2014 5:53:07 PM PST by logic101.net (How many more children must die on the altar of "gun free zones"?)
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To: flaglady47
Turn the TV off when the Mooch comes on, and then turn it back on when she’s gone. Then settle in and watch Justin Timberlake. Problem solved.

that is what i would have to do... there is no way i could watch Michelle... i cannot stand to look at her, nor listen to her...

25 posted on 02/19/2014 5:53:43 PM PST by latina4dubya (when i have money i buy books... if i have anything left, i buy 6-inch heels and a bottle of wine...)
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To: trisham

“Excellent point. Johnny’s skits were one of the most fondly remembered elements of his show.”

Jay Leno himself said that he thought Fallon was the most like Johnny Carson in style. Including the fact that Fallon does skits, just like Carson did them. Leno thinks Fallon is extremely talented.


26 posted on 02/19/2014 5:55:22 PM PST by flaglady47 (Proud Conservative Republican)
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To: logic101.net

1) Which one did the Capital One commercials?

JIMMY FALLON

http://www.ispot.tv/ad/7VVg/capital-one-guitar-song-featuring-jimmy-fallon

2) Which one likes to kiss Johnny Depp on the mouth?

JIMMY KIMMEL

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kS8PnXMksTU

3) Which one refers to El-Presidente as “The Prezie of the United Steezy”?

JIMMY FALLON

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2134830/Obama-Jimmy-Fallon-Cheers-Barack-Ness-monster-slow-jams-student-loan-news.html


27 posted on 02/19/2014 6:25:20 PM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: trisham

Jack Benny was the best, Carson’s idol.


28 posted on 02/19/2014 6:30:20 PM PST by Vision (Living in beauty)
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To: SeekAndFind

Fallon still had, and will have all this week, the benefit of a lead-in from NBC’s popular Olympics coverage.

But they didn’t give the punch line ......


29 posted on 02/19/2014 6:43:56 PM PST by RetiredTexasVet (On a good day Slow Joe doesn't do anything incredibly stupid ... waiting for that first good day!)
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To: DemforBush

Carson had the greatest deadpan. Used to love to watch him with the animals.

Recently have read that he was a big drinker and would get mean, also that he was a solitary person off air.

I really like Leno - funny and in real life a good guy I think. I Loved weddings and headlines. One of the funniest weddings was Peters - Stuckinsider.


30 posted on 02/19/2014 7:18:19 PM PST by Aria ( 2008 & 2012 weren't elections - they were coup d'etats.)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...

> still had, and will have all this week, the benefit of a lead-in from NBC’s popular Olympics coverage.

Thanks SeekAndFind.


31 posted on 02/19/2014 8:03:27 PM PST by SunkenCiv (http://www.freerepublic.com/~mestamachine/)
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To: latina4dubya

he suffers from narcolepsy,... (ref. to Kimmel)
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A fellow Manager used to fall asleep from that during our staff meetings with the VP and often in his office. He had a simple surgical procedure and it did away with the narcolepsy.

Back to topic...

I watched Fallon the first 3 nights, to see what the media was raving about. ...No rave from me, as it seems the material is aimed at the under-35 crowd who knows who some of his guests are; while most people across America have never heard of them.

Will Smith, Lady Gaga (great voice and mean piano player) and Tim McGraw were good. Seinfeld sucked (proud to say I never watched even one episode of his TV series!).

Fallon’s monologue is very lame, compared to Leno’s. The audience must be surround by signs telling them when to applause and yell and scream, as it’s not done when appropriate. The third show, I kept going to the Golf Channel to watch the PGA match play tournament, as Fallon’s show was so boring and obviously targeted at only the liberal Northeast and West Coast.


32 posted on 02/19/2014 11:46:23 PM PST by octex
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Fallon’s monologue is very lame, compared to Leno’s.

i have never been a fan of Jay Leno... i do not dislike him, i just never cared for his humor... i am more of a Conan O'Brien fan... i do like Jimmy Fallon, and have ever since his time on SNL... i think he is talented... i like his impersonations... i especially like when he played Mick Jagger's reflection in a mirror... and he has a decent singing voice--i like his musical parodies... i enjoy when he partners with Justin Timberlake...

i was not a regular Seinfeld viewer... i saw it from time to time, mainly repeats... the ones i have seen i have found to be funny... however, outside of the television show, i have not found Jerry Seinfeld to be funny... i guess he is... but i think the show's success had to do with the chemistry of the entire cast... my two favorite characters from the show were secondary characters: Elaine's on-again and off-again boyfriend, "Puddy," played by Patrick Warburton and Elaine's boss, "Mr. Peterman," played by John O'Hurley...

i have not watched The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon yet, but i will watch Friday's episode--only because Justin Timberlake will be a guest... i really do not have time to watch it on a regular basis... i usually tune in if and when there is a certain guest i want to see...

anyway, time will tell if Jimmy Fallon fits the bill... of course there will never be another Johnny, Ed and Doc... :)

33 posted on 02/20/2014 7:29:17 AM PST by latina4dubya (when i have money i buy books... if i have anything left, i buy 6-inch heels and a bottle of wine...)
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